The boho chic look is here to stay. If youâ€™re all about gorgeous muted color palettes, natural textures, and gold accents, a boho baby shower could be the perfect theme for your celebration.Â
In this guide, weâ€™ll share exactly what you need to create that iconic boho style and atmosphere, along with our favorite boho baby shower decoration tips to bring your theme to life.Â
How to Get That Boho Baby Shower Look in 4 Steps
Short for the word â€śbohemian,â€ť boho is a popular home decor, fashion, and event style that celebrates a laid-back, artistic, multicultural, and eclectic spirit. With its mix of casual and rustic elements combined with elegant and refined touches, the boho theme works for just about any celebration, from bridal showers and birthday parties to boho weddings. Boho style is also perfect for celebrating a new baby boy, baby girl, or a gender neutral baby shower. Hereâ€™s how to get the look to create your own boho baby shower.
1. Lots of Texture
A boho baby shower calls for plenty of texture â€” especially those from nature. Think linen, velvet, burlap, macrame, and lace in neutral or pastel tones.
Feature these fabrics and materials across your table runners, napkins, banners, and garlands. Hang macrame dreamcatchers or choose a velvet tablecloth with tassel edges. The goal is to bring texture into the look to add depth and recreate that quirky bohemian vibe. Start with your shower invitations, like a boho floral arch invite, to set the tone for your event.
2. Muted Color Palette
When it comes to boho, the color scheme is often filled with neutral tones and muted colors. Pastels play a role too, with sweet pinks, greens, and blues making their way in â€” especially if youâ€™re hosting a gender reveal and want to feature a traditional color.Â
Take inspiration from your color palette when choosing your party decor, party supplies, party favors, and online invitations. Look for glassware, table decorations, and decorative banners that complement these colors and help you tell a story.Â
3. Soft Florals
Another key feature of the boho chic aesthetic is soft florals. Opt for small buds and mini arrangements for a rustic vibe, or go big with roses and peonies in soft pastel tones.Â
These delicate floral arrangements make great centerpieces, especially if you also display succulents or pampas grass as contrasting textures. Instead of paper confetti, swap it out for flower petals instead.
4. Metallic Accents
Complete the boho baby shower look with the help of a handful of metallic accents. Choose your favorite metal and stick with it throughout to create a cohesive look.Â
Rose gold works beautifully with pink and purple tones, and yellow gold really shines against warmer colors â€” but you can choose whichever you love best. Feature metallics in your vases, tablescapes, signage, balloons, and backdrops to add contrast and balance out those softer decor pieces.Â
11 Stunning Boho Baby Shower Decor Ideas
Ready to plan a dreamy boho baby shower party? Here are some of our favorite baby shower ideas to help you plan an amazing boho-inspired event.Â
1. Boho Rainbow Backdrop
Rainbows are a popular motif to feature in boho baby shower decorations as they look stunning in those muted bohemian-inspired hues. DIY your own backdrop with a large piece of poster board or fabric and paint a lovely rainbow in shades of pink, blue, lilac, pale yellow, and mint green. This would work well as the backdrop for a photo booth or behind your cake stand.Â
2. Foliage Garlands
Introduce some greenery into your baby shower decor for an easy way to make it feel more natural, casual, and full of life. Garlands of foliage look wonderful as table decor or hung over archways or tents to add interest.Â
3. Woven Table Runners
Create a beautiful scene on your dining tables with the help of woven table runners. Choose a timeless piece that you can reuse for future events or within your home â€” consider a neutral-hued design or one with subtle geometric patterns.Â
4. Styled Tent
If you want to host your baby shower outside, a styled tent makes a great place to do it. Opt for a classic white tent and decorate it with string lighting, vases of flowers, and ribbons. Itâ€™s not only a wonderful place to sit, chat, and eat, but a great location for any baby shower games that need a lot of space â€” like a themed relay race.Â
5. Rattan Seating
Give the mom-to-be (or parent-to-be) the perfect place to rest at your boho party with an oversized, stylish-yet-comfy rattan throne chair. Rent one from a party supply store to complement natural wood furniture as part of the event decor.Â
6. Floor Cushions
When it comes to guest seating, floor cushions are a great choice. Not only are they easy to move around but they fit the bohemian vibe perfectly. Opt for different colors or patterns for an easy way to brighten things up while adding extra seating without compromising on style.Â
7. Boho-Themed Baby Shower Cake
Cake isnâ€™t just a delicious treat for guests but itâ€™s also a fantastic decor item for your boho baby shower theme. Choose a pastel-colored cake with edible flowers or ask the baker to create something simple with a themed cake topper. If you prefer, you could serve cupcakes in the same style instead.Â
8. Colorful Tableware
When we think of boho baby showers, we often think of beautifully decorated tables filled with stunning glassware and tableware. Bring some color into your celebration with the help of pastel-toned glasses, rose gold cutlery, and softly colored plates.Â
9. Balloon Garland
Create an impressive entranceway into your event with a balloon arch, or make a giant balloon garland to act as a backdrop for your snack table or photo area. Buy a baby shower balloon garland kit or ask a professional to set one up, and weave in some real or faux foliage and flowers to help tie the structure into your theme.
10. Personalized Wall Hanging
If youâ€™re looking for a boho baby shower decoration idea that also makes a lovely gift for the guest of honor, consider a personalized wall hanging that you can order on sites like Etsy. Consider phrases like â€śour little wonder,â€ť â€śoh baby,â€ť â€śbaby love,â€ť or â€śdream come true.â€ť After the party, the parents-to-be can take it home to use as part of the new babyâ€™s nursery.
11. Themed Party Favors
Make your baby shower favors feel more special by staying on theme. Hand out mini handmade soaps, packets of wildflower seeds, or mini scented candles to your guests as thank you gifts. Not only are these practical, but theyâ€™re a lovely nod to your baby shower theme.Â
4 Boho Baby Shower Invites to Inspire You
With a baby shower as gorgeous as this, you need invites to match. Fortunately, Greenvelope offers a wonderful collection of boho baby shower invites. From watercolors and hand illustrations to baby animal and floral motifs, thereâ€™s something for everyone. Here are a handful of our favorite boho baby shower invitations that you start customizing now.Â
1. Garden Boho Invitation
With its macrame balloon hanging, this dreamy invitation is picture-perfect for a beautiful boho baby shower. The hand-drawn details and contrasting typography add to the ethereal look of this design, making it ideal whether youâ€™re hosting a backyard party or indoor gathering.
2. Boho Baby Mobile Invitation
This boho baby mobile invitation is such a cute way to invite your guests to celebrate an upcoming arrival. The beautifully illustrated design features a boho-themed crib and toys with space to personalize it with the guest of honorâ€™s name.Â
3. Boho Sunburst Invitation
Get playful with this boho sunburst invitation, which features soft rainbow tones and boho-inspired patterns. Itâ€™s a great choice if your party will be more colorful, or you can opt for a more muted color scheme to match a traditional boho baby shower.
4. Boho Hoops Invitation
Invite guests to your boho-themed celebration with this boho hoops invitation. It features all the elements we associate with a bohemian party â€” soft flowers, foliage, and gold accents.Â
Celebrate in Style With These Boho Baby Shower Ideas
Plan the ultimate bohemian baby shower with the help of these party ideas. Decide on a color scheme, add in some metallic touches, and find the perfect boho baby shower decorations to bring the theme to life.Â
Once you have your party all planned, look for a Greenvelope invitation design that sets the tone. With hundreds of customizable baby shower invites, you can update the layout, colors, and fonts, then add your own personal wording. When youâ€™re all set, send your invites to your loved ones by email or text and get ready to welcome the new arrival. For more fun, donâ€™t miss these top baby shower ideas for an unforgettable celebration.